Oksana Grgorieva, the mother of Mel Gibson‘s young daughter Lucia, has spoken about about the battle between herself and Gibson.
In an interview with Radar Online, Grigorieva expressed concerns over the way Gibson is dealing with the situation, saying,
I think Mel, basically, is trivializing domestic violence. This is very, very sad and it is very unfair too. It is unfair that by standing up to somebody — and speaking out — I am being victimized all over again. He has hurt so many people I feel like I am being victimized all over again.”
When questioned about the possibility of an extortion attempt, she said, “No, I have never tried to extort anything from him. There is no proof of anything,” adding, “It is all false information he is feeding the press. It is a smear campaign, clearly, to me.”
She then pleaded with Gibson, “Speak the truth, tell the truth, for the sake of your daughter.”
When questioned as to why she recorded the series of tapes that have leaked on the internet, she replied, “Because I didn’t think I was going to make it through the night.”
The two were together for only a year, and welcomed daughter Lucia in October. Gibson has seven other children with ex-wife Robyn, who has sided with Gibson in the case. In a sworn declaration she said, “Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during or after our marriage. Mel was a wonderful and loving father.”